chicken and broccoli pasta
Quick and easy garlic chicken and broccoli pasta. Dinner comes together in less than 15 minutes!
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Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is a quick and easy dinner that can be ready in less than 15 minutes. A light and easy pasta recipe using pre-cooked chicken breast, angel hair pasta, and your favorite vegetables mixed in a light sauce made with garlic and olive oil.

chicken and broccoli pasta

Easy garlic chicken and broccoli pasta

This is actually a family favorite in my house AND it got my kids to love broccoli! It is super easy… all you need is pasta, pre-cooked chicken strips, minced garlic, olive oil, garlic salt, crushed red pepper and broccoli. It is something I can throw together in 15 minutes and everyone in my family will eat it – which is a miracle. Best of all, even I cannot screw it up!!

It is super easy… all you need is angel hair pasta, pre-cooked chicken strips (I love the Costco brand), minced garlic, olive oil, garlic salt (I love Lawry’s), crushed red pepper, and a veggie (I have used broccoli & asparagus).

Ingredients

  • Angel hair pasta
  • Pre-cooked chicken strips (I love the Costco brand) – You can use fresh chicken, of course, but the pre-cooked works well and is a time saver
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic salt (I love Lawry’s)
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Veggies (I have used broccoli & asparagus)

How to Make Garlic Chicken Pasta

  • Cook the pasta per instructions on package.
  • In a pan, heat up the olive oil (about 1/8 cup) and add a spoonful of minced garlic.
  • Cut the chicken strips to little pieces and add the chicken to the pan.
  • Sauté the chicken for a few minutes – until warm, add the broccoli or asparagus (or both!).
  • Cover the pan and let cook to veggie tenderness preference  (I like my less cooked).
  • Sprinkle the veggies and chicken with garlic salt and parmesan cheese and mix together.
  • Add the drained pasta to the pan. Drizzle the pasta with olive oil (about another 1/8 cup), garlic salt and parmesan cheese.
  • Mix everything together and let heat up for about 3 minutes. Add crushed red pepper to your own preference.

Like I said, easy and delicious! My kids love the leftovers in their school lunches! – BONUS!!

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chicken and broccoli pasta

Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Serves — 4
Quick and easy garlic chicken and broccoli pasta. Dinner comes together in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Angel hair pasta
  • 1 package Pre-cooked chicken strips I love the Costco brand – You can use fresh chicken, of course, but the pre-cooked works well and is a time saver
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ tbsp Garlic salt I love Lawry’s
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups cut up vegetables I have used broccoli & asparagus
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta per instructions on package.
  • In a pan, heat up the olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) and add a tablespoon spoonful of minced garlic.
  • Cut the chicken strips to little pieces and add the chicken to the pan.
  • Sauté the chicken for a few minutes – until warm, add the broccoli or asparagus (or both!).
  • Cover the pan and let cook to veggie tenderness preference  (I like my less cooked).
  • Sprinkle the veggies and chicken with garlic salt and parmesan cheese and mix together.
  • Add the drained pasta to the pan. Drizzle the pasta with olive oil (about another 2 tablespoons), garlic salt and parmesan cheese.
  • Mix everything together and let heat up for about 3 minutes. Add crushed red pepper to your own preference.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6268IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 4mg

Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for sharing this at Weekend Potluck! We love having you there! Just wanted to let you know that this recipe will be a featured recipe on Friday!! So be sure to come on back and link up more goodies 🙂

  2. Jenn, this sounds delicious – I love anything with garlic and of course, pasta! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  3. I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy meal ideas for weeknights. Great idea, will need to give it a try. (#bestoftheweekend)

  4. Thanks for the recipe, I’m planning on making chicken pasta tonight, so will follow this recipe and see how it turns out 🙂

  5. Hi! This sounds yummy but I’m not sure how much chicken, pasta and Parmesan cheese to use. Let me know when you get a chance. Thanks!